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In response to Charles comment, coming from a worship leader perspective, all I can say is as leaders we try to make the music easy to remember in order to sing along and participate as a whole in the congregation. There are lyrical and musical master pieces that will move you to tear up or fall on your knees and praise God from the likes of Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin and such. Although music, just like social economic status is all relative to the individuals own perception. Not everyone is musical, but they are capable of following hymns that repeat themselves. We are not on the stage to bring attention to ourselves but to help facilitate the congregation to sing and praise together as one from the heart. God bless, and may you find the beauty in music that shakes your soul, tears you up, and moves you to understand the power and glory that is Jesus Christ.
His point about singable keys is also apt. As the music librarian, who is responsible for setting up the worship music for the worship teams from week to week, I struggle to get worship leaders to understand this. It works both ways. Not only do people struggle to sing in keys that are too high, they often struggle with keys that are too low.
I also belong to a church where instruments are not allowed, but for my husband and I, who are both musicians, this is a problem, as the song leaders are not good song leaders, although they do their best of course. Often the song is started to high/low, phrases are shortened, etc. The congregations tries to follow, but basically the singing is poor. We find it difficult that, according to our church, musical instruments are not allowed during worship!!!
Your comments seem to be about your own view and experience of worship. What about those who need help and guidance into worship? Also, this article is about congregational worship, not individual, and in my opinion and experience as a,worship leader, it is absolutely correct in every point.
I think this article raises some interesting points and they are things we as worship leaders should definitely be aware of and navigate but I think I would agree much more with the views of Scott Ivey.
Agree whole-heartedly Scott. I consistently see 25-30% of the congregation participating. These are valid points. And maybe there should be a #10. Style, for some folks, P&W music is simply not a style that floats their boat and will never work for them. I like your points about vocal range, singable for one is not singable for another. I believe there is no such thing as singable. Making the melody too dominant is a major turnoff. Music is intricate and that is what makes it beautiful. Hearing a group of singers all sing unison comes across as very mediocre.
Thanks for your comment, Emily. I do not disagree with your inference at all. As I wrote about in other posts, personal worship is a prerequisite to corporate worship, and we as worship leaders cannot force someone to worship. People have to have that 24/7 relationship with God and come expectant to times of corporate worship. We can, however, set an environment conducive to worship. Unfortunately, as this post points out, we as worship leaders can do things that get in the way of helping people voice their worship to God. The purpose of this article was not to determine who is responsible for people worshipping (the congregant vs. the worship leader) but rather to point out what we as worship leaders often do (perhaps unknowingly) to be a barrier. Unfortunately, the nine reasons I highlight here are seen far too often in churches throughout the world.
I think one point is missing. if we are worshipping, we are worshipping GOD and Jesus throug the Holy Spirit. Everything should be focused on this. When the worship leader and the whole group Knows exactly on WHO is the focus of the time they have to manage, and they know how to manage with the presence of God, in my experience every mouth should shout and sing to the glory of God.
Your rant would be more useful to us all if you had addressed at least one of the nine points made in the article. It is easy to fling unsubstantiated accusations of divisiveness and character deficiency at the author without examples but it is hardly helpful. Dialogue requires that you actually engage what someone has said ~ someone like the author of the article on which you are commenting.
8) Worship leaders ad lib too much. The weight on the person on stage as turned the congregation into lazy little robots. You will hear people only from certain church styles say I cant follow the leader some times. I do believe we should be mindful of this! For some churches it does not matter because the room understands their DNA and style. For those who have seen the shift of this there are a few key reasons why. The room does not fill themselves with these songs throughout the week. They complain about following you because they are lost. To me it is the same as not knowing where a book of the bible is and the teaching pastor as you to turn there. IF you are in the word you know where to look if not do you get mad and say hey preacher man you are hard to follow how dare you ask this of me. Those who are in there word find it and can keep up. We along with many other churches post links to our worship set on our site so that people can go and download and learn the songs.
9) Worship leaders are not connecting with the congregation. I will say that so many worship leaders get lost in their person time of worship when on stage. Eyes close 4th wall up them and the Lord. The problem with this is clarity of why we are doing what we do. It helps to fully understand just how impactful or time before the LORD is and can be. When coaching worship leaders I remind them that you want people to see and hear the truths and convictions of your heart. Open your eyes and connect. We have a message and it is the most important message ever. When is that last time you saw a well know artist singing there message with their eyes closed the entire song? You will not because they want to clearly welcome their fans into that moment with them. It is like magic to see a major artist perform and sing lyrics that you may even have a hard time singing, but they draw you in or turn you off with the delivery of their song. There is nothing wrong with being confident in your gifting. We h